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BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OFFERS ‘OUT OF THIS WORLD’ SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM AT SITES IN RENO, SPARKS AND FERNLEY

Summer-Camp-1200x1200The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows begins registration May 1 for exciting summer camp programs including traditional day camp, field trips, specialty camps and more at sites in Reno, Sparks and Fernley. Registration and Club membership orientations are available May through June for the ‘Out of this World’ themed summer camp program which runs June 15 – August 7, 2015 (Reno and Sparks sites) and June 1 – August 7 (Fernley site). Early registration is recommended as space is limited for specialty camp programs. Summer camp enrollees get all-day activities, breakfast and lunch included, and supervision by adults who make it a priority to keep the activities fun during the summer break.

Summer camp registration and Club membership orientations are available at these youth camp sites (ages 6-12): Donald W. Reynolds Facility, Neil Road Youth Site, Joe Mitchell Community Center in Lemmon Valley, Billinghurst Middle School, Fernley Intermediate School, Boys & Girls Club at Project Solution Community Complex and the William N. Pennington Facility. Youth site summer hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Fernley hours are Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.).

Teen Center summer sites (ages 13-18) include: Donald W. Reynolds Facility, William N. Pennington Facility, Boys & Girls Club at Project Solution Community Complex and Fernley Teen Center at Fernley Intermediate School (hours vary at Teen Center sites).

All summer Club members take part in organized activities ranging from sports, art-and-crafts, dance and computers. Frequent field trips allow kids to visit places such as Wild Island Family Adventure Park, Roller Kingdom, Jump Man Jump and more. Throughout the summer, the Club also features specialty summer camp programs focusing on diverse activities such as robotics, cheer, ceramics, equestrian, science, swim and many more. Fees for traditional summer camp are $40 per week (additional fees apply for field trips) and financial assistance is available.

Additionally, the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows hosts its annual Kickoff to Summer & BBQ events, Saturday, May 2 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Fernley Intermediate School and Saturday, May 9 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Facility in Reno. Both events feature FREE annual Club memberships for attendees, FREE barbecue lunch, bounce houses, face painting and more. Parents and/or guardians can attend membership orientations and register for summer camp programs. Orientations required for new and renewing Club members ages 6-12. Annual Club membership runs from June 1 – May 31.

Click here for information about the summer camp program or the Kickoff to Summer & BBQ events.

Marge’s Camp 2014 Recap – A Great Adventure

By Jake Herringshaw, Athletics Coordinator and Kelli Beaulieu, Athletic Director

2014 Marge's Camp Marge’s Camp, the Club’s traditional stay-over in the great outdoors summer camp concluded at the end of July with rave reviews from campers. More than 300 Boys & Girls Club members participated in the 9th annual Marge’s Camp experience. The two week adventure was broken down into three sessions including a girl’s week, boy’s week, and a week for the Reno Ballers Program. Each week members were prepped and loaded on buses at the DWR facility and transported to camp. Once members arrived they were split up into seven different camp sites with Boys & Girls Club staff members serving as senior counselors and Leaders In Training members as junior counselors. Shortly after the campers are settled in the real adventure begins . . .

On the first day of camp all campers and counselors head out to the swimming pool for their swim tests. Those who did not pass are given swimming lessons throughout the week in hopes of passing the test before they depart Marge’s Camp. This year more than 260 youth were able to pass the swim test by the end of camp. Throughout the next three days campers participated in a series of rotations that included Packer Lake, the swimming pool, S.M.A.R.T. (Skills Mastery and Resistance Training) Moves, outdoor education, sports, fitness and arts and crafts. This year Packer Lake gave kids the opportunity to not only swim and canoe, but to learn how to paddle board. Campers also got an opportunity to learn about the woods in the new outdoor education program. Campers learned how to make and read sun dials, learned about nursing logs, and the differences in soil erosion.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding The enrichment activities did not end there. In the revamped S.M.A.R.T. Moves program lessons, campers were introduced to impactful lessons covering fitness, healthy eating, and bullying vs. respect. Upon completion of Smart Moves campers got a chance to get creative with arts and crafts. This year featured some new projects including the making of survival bracelets, bird houses, and sand art, while also keeping the tradition of creating their own tie-dye T-shirt. Each day campers had the opportunity to play volleyball, basketball, corn-hole, and disk golf. We wrapped each week up on the final day with a six-mile hike to Deer Lake. After reaching this beautiful lake, campers ate lunch and swam in the crystal clear water to cool down before the journey back down the mountain.

The simplicity of a campfire, a hike, and a lake ties this amazing adventure together for the members of the Boys & Girls Club. During the last night each group of campers are encouraged to stand before their peers and express what camp means to them and explain their experience. The overwhelming message from all of the campers is one of great appreciation for the opportunity to experience this overnight camp. Marge’s Camp is magical, and brings perspective to youth on what is truly important in life . . . supportive relationships, friendship, and growth for oneself.

Volunteers needed for Boys & Girls Nite Out

PrintThe National Boys & Girls Club Week is coming! During National Boys & Girls Club Week, March 24 – 28, the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows will join thousands of other Clubs across the nation to show how ‘Great Futures’ begin at Boys & Girls Clubs.

Boys & Girls Nite Out, Wednesday, March 26, is an opportunity for volunteers to come into the Club and spend some quality time with Club members. Volunteers and members are matched and join in on a fun-filled evening with carnival games, snacks, activities, and awesome circus acts from Circus Circus Reno.

This is a great opportunity for corporate and community groups looking for a fun way to give back to the community. Volunteering can be an enjoyable way to engage coworkers and employees in team building as well as bonding outside of the workplace. If you, or anyone you know would like to be a part of this fun evening, please contact Anne Studebaker, Volunteer Coordinator at (775) 360-2449 or email.

For more information visit Boys & Girls Club Week.

Winter Break Program offered at the Club

Winter Break Program The Washoe County School District Winter break is December 23, 2013 through January 10, 2014. The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows hosts a Winter Break full-day youth program at the Donald W. Reynolds, Neil Road and Lemmon Valley Club sites. Activities include indoor and outdoor games, sports, art and field trips (additional field trip fees apply) to Bowling, Pump it Up, Roller Kingdom, swimming at Alf Sorenson and more. Cost for Winter Break Week #1 and #2 is $32 and Week #3 is $40. Participants must be a Boys & Girls Club member prior to the start of Winter Break Camp Week including completion of membership orientation. For more details please contact the membership office at (775) 331-5437 (KIDS) ext. 100.

The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows in Fernley is also running a Winter Break Program. Additionally, the Donald W. Reynolds, Larry D. Johnson and Sun Valley Teen Centers are open during Winter Break.

Click here for Winter Break Program registration